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 ====== How to run an existing test? ====== ====== How to run an existing test? ======
  
 +<note important>This page is under construction. Please refer to {{ :teaching:private:tutorial.pdf |}}  for up-to-date information</note>
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 +{{:doc:user:ico-worker.png?40 |Under construction}}
 In Metafor, 1 model corresponds to 1 (or more) python module(s). In Metafor, 1 model corresponds to 1 (or more) python module(s).
  
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 {{:doc:user:tutorials:vizwinresults.png|}} {{:doc:user:tutorials:vizwinresults.png|}}
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 +On your disk...
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 +  * .bfac.gz files: 1 file = all the results (nodal and Gauss-point values) at 1 time step
 +  * .ascii files: 1 file = 1 vector containing a particular result thoughout the simulation (size = number of time steps)
 +  * resfile.txt: console output during the simulation (steps, iterations, residuals, etc.)
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 +{{:doc:user:tutorials:workspacetuto1.png|}}
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 +  * Here, the first and the last step have been saved to disk (there are two .bfac.gz)
 +  * The time discretisation (time.ascii) and the value of a force somewhere on the solid (force.ascii) has been saved
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 +How to display previously-computed results?
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 +Procedure for Archives (.bfac.gz files)
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 +  - Start Metafor
 +  - Load your module (as if you were restarting the simulation)
 +  - In the workspace, load a .bfac.gz using the “load FAC” command in the context menu.
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 +{{:doc:user:tutorials:loadfac31.png|}}
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 +How to display previously-computed results?
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 +Procedure for history curves (.ascii files)
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 +  - Start Matlab 
 +  - Load the files using the “load” command
 +  - Plot the values
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 +History curves are simple ASCII files!
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 +{{:doc:user:tutorials:displaycurves.png|}}
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 +Excel can also be used… 
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 +Final Remarks
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 +Each time you start a new simulation, you MUST restart Metafor! (PhD students, researchers do not free the whole memory)
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 +Some other interesting examples from the apps folder (among many others!)
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 +apps.qs.ringtest : a tribological test
 +apps.iso.amor : a shock absorber
 +apps.qs.ddrawing : deep drawing simulation
 +apps.qs.tube : hydroforming (3D)
 +apps.qs.nine : drawbead simulation
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